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    Warbodog

    There’s lots of interesting stuff in the Red Dwarf episode trivia of IMDb. But there’s also less useful stuff like this.

    The End

    – Lister is worshipped by the Cat race as “Cloister the Stupid”; a cloister is a covered walk, open gallery, or open arcade running along the walls of buildings forming a quadrangle or garth.

    – While it is true that a Cloister is an inner walkway that usually forms a quadrangle overlooking an open space, there is a much better definition that befits Lister’s status with Frankenstein’s descendants. For a million years Lister has been asleep in the stasis chamber so the more appropriate use of the word “Cloister” would be: To seclude oneself or shut up oneself as in a convent or monastery. “The monastery is where the Brothers would cloister themselves to meditate.” Lister would have appeared to be meditating in his “chamber”.

    Future Echoes

    – The future echo Rimmer sees of Lister (or maybe his son) exploding is possibly the same explosion Lister gets caught up in, and which nearly kills him, in the later Series II episode Red Dwarf: Queeg (1988).

    – Rimmer suggests that if they get to Earth, they may have “cured death” and he could get his human body back, no longer having to be a hologram. This foreshadows what happens in the first episode of Series VIII, when he gets resurrected in the flesh by the nanobots.

    – Rimmer insults Lister by calling him a “pregnant baboon bellied space cookie”. This foreshadows Lister falling heavily pregnant after sleeping with his female self from a parallel universe at the end of Red Dwarf: Parallel Universe (1988).

    – Holly replacing Rimmer’s own hair with a red beehive hairdo foreshadows Rimmer meeting and falling in love with Nirvanah Crane in Red Dwarf: Holoship (1992), who is also a hologram and has a red beehive hairdo.

    Waiting for God

    – Except for the remark by Holly at the beginning that Lister pretended to pass the chef’s exam, although he really failed, this episode has nothing to do with the plots of Red Dwarf: Balance of Power (1988), Red Dwarf: Confidence & Paranoia (1988), and Red Dwarf: Me² (1988), which were in some way connected.

    – Lister is worshipped by the Cat people as Cloister the Stupid; a cloister is a covered walk or open gallery/arcade running along the walls of buildings forming a quadrangle or garth.

    Confidence and Paranoia

    – The actor who played the Mayor of Warsaw went uncredited, possibly because he was in heavy garb and make-up, and exploded right after appearing.

    – Lister spewing a mouthful of milkshake down his shirt 2 and a half minutes into the episode hints that Lister is slowly starting to feel unwell.

    Better Than Life

    – This episode is also a book called Better Than Life written by Doug Naylor which still features the game Better Than Life but has a different plot with the same characters who do not interact until the end.

    Thanks for the Memory

    – The puzzle that Lister was completing is the mining ship “Red Dwarf”.

    Parallel Universe

    – Angela Bruce and Matthew Devitt both later worked with Sophie Aldred.

    – It is not known why Cat’s scripted dance in the disco bar was sped up.

    Backwards

    – The wormhole used to go to the backwards Earth was likely a remnant of Holly’s failed attempt to get them back to a populated Earth in the previous episode using the Holly Hop Drive, since coming across a random wormhole with such a specific destination would to be unlikely to say the least. Alternatively, it could have been due to the interference of the Infinity Patrol in “Dad”, which was supposed to have taken place between these episodes.

    – The Red Dwarf: Series 3: Volume 1. VHS was given the 15 certificate in the UK mostly for the reverse bar fight sequence.

    Polymorph

    – Although logically one would assume the fearless Lister would say he planned to “swat it”, referring to the monster, the DVD subtitles and chapter titles confirm he does, indeed, say “twat it”. (In context “twat it” would seem to be the more appropriate response for Lister as opposed to “swat it”)

    Bodyswap

    – Rimmer is the main antagonist in (#3.4) because he convinces Lister to swap bodies with him so he can make Lister fit. But, Rimmer breaks the deal with Lister to not pork out on unhealthy food and to get Lister fit, which Rimmer puts weight on Lister and Rimmer swaps bodies with Lister again without Lister’s consent and flees aboard Starbug with a trunk of cream cakes and threatens to shoot himself in the head if Lister doesn’t back off.

    Timeslides

    – This is the second episode (after Red Dwarf: Stasis Leak (1988)) to introduce a substantial change to the personal timeline of the Red Dwarf crew. Although Lister’s alternate history is erased, Rimmer’s changed history is not, meaning that from here forward, everyone else on Red Dwarf has always known Rimmer to be alive (which means certain events, such as the events of the preceding episode Bodyswap, now never happened). However, for reasons not explained, Rimmer and Holly remain aware of the changed history, so while returning to hologram form would not be a big adjustment to Rimmer, it would be for Lister and the others. Also left unaddressed is whether, in the newly created timeline, another hologram had been created (such as Kristine Kochanski). Unless, the theory that Rimmer meeting himself aged made his pastself in Stasis Leak believe him was true, and Rimmer’s body in stasis was found AFTER the events of Red Dwarf: Bodyswap (1989).

    DNA

    – This episode has several (subtle) references to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. D.N.A are the initials of Douglas Noel Adams. It is episode 2 of series 4, which could be written as episode 4.2 – leave out the dot and you get 42. The skeleton with additional heads could be be a reference to Zaphod Beeblebrox.

    Justice

    – The Simulant Convict was the first Simulant encountered by the Boys from the Dwarf. Simulants would become a recurring enemy in the show after this, and are also the final villains in the last episode of the show.

    Dimension Jump

    – Rimmer has a collection of 20th century telegraph polls. In real life, Chris Barrie collects 20th century telegraph polls. [?]

    Meltdown

    – The episode turned out to be director Ed Bye’s last. He had thought that Series IV would have been the last series and he agreed with his wife, Ruby Wax, to direct her television show The Full Wax (1991). He would however return to direct on Series VII and VIII.

    Holoship

    – Doug Naylor never considered bringing Jane Horrocks back as Nirvanah in Series 7 as Rimmer’s replacement when Chris Barrie decided to take a break from the show. In Series 7, Rimmer was replaced by Chloe Annett as an alternate version of Kristine Kochanski from another dimension.

    Terrorform

    – When Kryten’s spider hand crawls up Lister’s leg, Lister and Cat talk to each other by typing on the computer console. The scene predicted Mark Zuckerberg inventing the online social network Facebook in 2004, which members can message and talk to each other by typing on the chat system.

    Quarantine

    – It is said that Chris Barrie only agreed to wear the gingham dress if the other cast members would wear one too, as they appear at the end in the dresses to entertain Rimmer while he is in quarantine.

    – Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) says that “Frankenstein was the creator, not the monster.” It is the second time that Danny John-Jules (playing Car) has been told this, using these exact words. The second time was by DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) in episode 4.6 Death in Paradise: The Perfect Murder (2015) of Death in Paradise (2011).

    Demons and Angels

    – A burnt-out wreck of a space bike was present in the sleeping quarters of the Low Red Dwarf. This had actually been found outside the Shepperton Studios where it was filmed.

    Back to Reality

    – Jake’s “true” personality was never actually seen. While in the hallucination the Dwarfers noted that they still retained their Red Dwarf personalities and memories. So Jake acted like Kryten would act if Kryten were put into his shoe. He acted with more authority than usual, probably taking the opportunity to free himself from Kryten’s more servile existence in reality.

    Psirens

    – In the previous season’s Red Dwarf: The Inquisitor (1992), Lister tells Kryten that he is not programmed to kill and yet, Kryten shoots the Psiren creature with a blaster pistol which doesn’t kill the Psiren, but wounds it.

    Legion

    – Stephen Fry was the first choice to play the part of Legion but he was unavailable. [?]

    – The number of people Rimmer mentioned the crew meeting is the number of episodes the series had at this point, making Legion the 32nd episode, and the 32nd individual the crew has met. He also indirectly refers to the Polymorph and the Psirens (who “in some way wanted to suck out our brains”) and the Inquisitor (who tried to “erase them from history altogether”) despite the fact that he erased himself from history (although, since he doesn’t refer to the Inquisitor by name, it could be assumed that the Dwarfers encountered another alien who wanted to wipe them from history. Although, in Red Dwarf: Timeslides (1989) Rimmer was able to remember The Cat and Kryten even though he never met them in that timeline, it’s possible Rimmer is the only one able to remember The Inquistor).

    – Kryten attempting to knock Rimmer unconscious by smashing a vase on his head and whacking him on the head with a silver tray and a pole was influenced by another BBC sitcom Bottom (1991) (TV Series), which the show’s main characters Richie (Rik Mayall) and Eddie (Adrian Edmondson) would get into fights and would hit each other with objects. Robert Llewellyn had appeared in the 2nd season as a Falkland War veteran.

    Rimmerworld

    – Series composer Howard Goodall said he wrote and recorded more lines for the Rimmerworld song, but they were not all used.

    Tikka to Ride

    – This was the first episode to not be produced in front of a live audience.

    – Lister is the main antagonist in (#7.1). The reason for this is because Lister replaces Kryten’s head with Spare Head 2 and disengages his behavior protocols and fools Rimmer and Cat into thinking Spare Head 2 is Kryten and that Kryten changed his mind about the using the time device to transport them back in time to buy curry which they travel back in time to Dallas in November 1963 and accidentally prevent President Kennedy’s assassination and creating a alternate 1963.

    – Lister getting beaten up by Rimmer, Cat and Spare 2 is Lister’s comeuppance for his actions and for what he put them through.

    – Rimmer tricking Lister into activating the separation of Starbug in the alternate ending is Lister’s comeuppance for what he put Rimmer, Lister and Cat through.

    – If the extended ending which Rimmer tricks Lister to activating the separation of Starbug had been broadcast, it’s likely the 2nd episode would had been about Kryten, Cat and a reluctant Rimmer setting out to rescue Lister.

    Stoke Me a Clipper

    – This was the first time Ace Rimmer was mentioned since Rob Grant left, which is interesting given that Ace Rimmer appears in Grant’s personal sequel to the novel “Better Than Life called Backwards” (though largely based on Red Dwarf: Dimension Jump (1991)).

    – The two actors playing the German soldiers whom get the crocodile dropped on their heads in the pre-credits sequence actually disliked having a crocodile dropped on their heads.

    Duct Soup

    – Kochanski’s unnamed brother, whom she nicknamed “Moose”, is mentioned in the deleted scenes of the episode. Kochanski’s brother is not mentioned anywhere else in the franchise, and since his only mention is in a deleted scene, the canon of this character’s existence is unclear. If Moose Kochanski existed, he would be a significant character since due to time travel he could perhaps be the biological uncle of Dave Lister.

    – Although it is not confirmed, the noise that Kryten makes when he says “Doh! the rusty gate” hints that he made the squeaks and noises outside Kochanski’s quarters, which was making her sleepless and driving her mad. Kochanski may have figured it out in the closing scene and it could explain why she whacks him on the head with the spanner. Robert Llewellyn provided the noises and squeaks and the sound effects were later added in post production.

    – Kochanski hitting Kryten on the head with the spanner was Kryten’s comeuppance for what he put Lister, Cat and Kryten through and for stopping Kochanski from having her bath and for making the squeaks and noises in the sewage pipes that were making her sleepless and driving her crazy.

    – Kryten is the main antagonist in (#7.4) as Kryten’s jealousy of Kochanski gets the worst of him due to Kryten deliberately overloading the thermos settings and excluding the doors from the shut down override because he didn’t want Kochanski to have her bath and making the squeaks and noises in the sewage pipes to drive Kochanski crazy.

    Beyond a Joke

    – Kryten mentions Green Wine, this is most likely Urine Recyc Wine made from Lister’s urine as Rimmer in Red Dwarf: Bodyswap (1989) mentions that his urine is that colour.

    Nanarchy

    – In earlier scripts, Red Dwarf was going to be revealed to have been stolen by Talkie Toaster. [?]

    Back in the Red, part 2

    – When Kryten’s files corrupt restoring him to normal, Kochanski remarks on how everything is going well for them by saying “It’s like they want us to escape”. This foreshadows Captain Hollister revealing to Rimmer that Lister, Kochanski, Cat and Kryten have been drugged and put in an Artificial Reality simulation so Hollister can observe their actions.

    Cassandra

    – Chloe Annett was actually naked beneath the blanket. [?!?]

    Pete, part 2

    – At the end of the show, Captain Hollister suffering from PTSD puts himself into solitary confinement for 12 months. If Captain Hollister is going to spend 12 months in solitary confinement whom would assume command of Red Dwarf.

    Only the Good…

    – Die Hard fans wrongly assumed that (#8.8) was the last ever episode of “Red Dwarf” because of the caption at the end “The End. The Smeg is it!” and that it would be a decade until the series returned.

    Back to Earth, part 2

    – This is not the first time the crew have travelled to Earth, they’ve already done so in Backwards, Timeslides, Tikka to Ride and Ouroboros (though here only Lister makes a visit to Earth, when he uses the time drive to leave the baby in a Liverpool pub). In Back to Reality, it’s possible that they are on Earth when they awake from the video game, but it could also just be some other colonised planet and anyway the whole thing turns out to be a hallucination.

    – There had been debate by fans on if Red Dwarf: Back to Earth (2009) is a direct continuation of Red Dwarf: Only the Good (1999) or if Series 6, 7 and 8 never happened. If Series 6, 7 and 8 indeed never happened and “Back to Earth” ignored them. The plot of “Back to Earth” could had focused on Rimmer, Lister, Cat and Kryten whom discover that they’re still suffering the effects of the ink from the despair squid and that the events that happened in Series 6, 7 and 8 (The battle with their future selves. Rimmer leaving to become Ace Rimmer. Red Dwarf being rebuilt by the Nanobots etc.) was another hallucination and they return to reality and Lister struggles to accept that the Chloe Annett incarnation of Kochanski was not real.

    Back to Earth, part 3

    – A possible alternate ending which would had been sad and depressing could had seen Lister deciding not to return to reality and choosing not to fight and succumbs to the ink from the despair squid and in the fake reality, Lister and Kochanski drive away into the sunset. If that ending had been used, it would had upset a lot of fans and Lister would had been killed off and Craig Charles would not return to the role again for future episodes, but could be brought back for flashbacks or possibly as a hologram.

    The Beginning

    – Hogey the Roguey nags Lister into challenging him into a duel, because he claims Lister “killed his brother”. This could hint at a possible future storyline in the series.

    Siliconia

    – While in their cell doing menial tasks, Lister is making sandwiches. This is the same as Arthur Dent’s occupation in “Mostly Harmless”, the fifth book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series.

    #255758

    Warbodog

    Some of these dubious-sounding facts might have been confirmed in an interview or commentary I haven’t seen, so I’d be glad to be enlightened (I never bought the VII or VIII DVDs). Googling only brings up the same statement copy-pasted between the holy fan content trinity of IMDb, TV Tropes and the Tongue Tied wiki.

    e.g. Chloë Annett unnecessarily taking all of her clothes off before getting under the sheet in Cassandra.

    #255760

    Veni

    I love this stuff, everyone knowing everything there is to know gets old sometimes, I like the wide-eyed innocence of the guys writing this stuff. Besides, nobody reads IMDb trivia for individual episodes lol.

    #255764

    Flap Jack

    Only the Good…

    – Die Hard fans wrongly assumed that (#8.8) was the last ever episode of “Red Dwarf” because of the caption at the end “The End. The Smeg is it!” and that it would be a decade until the series returned.

    Well of course Die Hard fans would get this wrong. They should have asked Red Dwarf fans.

    #255767

    Veni

    You think they know Alan Rickman was originally Rimmer?

    #255768

    Dave

    The Timeslides thing has always bothered me a bit. I know Rimmer being alive is just for the final gag, but it does suggest that he has somehow always been alive in this reality (up until then) which raises all sorts of questions.

    I don’t get as bothered by stuff like Lister remembering playing pool with planets or Rimmer remembering the Inquisitor as they’re not as fundamental to the show.

    #255769

    Warbodog

    My favourites are the ones that are written to make it sound like they found an actual space bike dumped outside Shepperton and that the actor who played the Mayor of Warsaw exploded in real life.

    Even more so than here, IMDb users are fixated on the minutiae of Rimmer at the expense of the other characters – how light bees and hard light probably work, retconning the Dungo revelation into past episodes, forensic analysis of all episode-specific variants of his costume while Kryten’s cosmetic changes are only mentioned in passing at the start of series X and Cat’s outfits only for the yellow marker pen trivia. Lister’s jacket gets a couple of mentions.

    #255770

    Warbodog

    Oh yeah, I liked that Timeslides one, I just found it funny how it goes on and on and you can see the writer getting really caught up in it. I just figure the characters’ memories are all back to normal in those situations unless stated, so it still happened for them. Apart from when major aspects of their past are retconned, obviously.

    The thing about Kryten making the pipe noises in Duct Soup is just one fan’s insistent interpretation, right? I haven’t watched that for absolutely ages, but never got that from it.

    #255772

    Pete Part Three

    #Dwarffacts

    Most of these appear to have been written by a fan who recently learnt the definition of “antagonist”.

    >If Moose Kochanski existed, he would be a significant character since due to time travel he could perhaps be the biological uncle of Dave Lister.

    Just think of the stories!

    #255776

    Flap Jack

    OK, I’ve thought about it, and this one is definitely my favourite:

    DNA

    – This episode has several (subtle) references to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. D.N.A are the initials of Douglas Noel Adams. It is episode 2 of series 4, which could be written as episode 4.2 – leave out the dot and you get 42. The skeleton with additional heads could be be a reference to Zaphod Beeblebrox.

    “Subtle” is definitely one way of putting it.

    The “Series 4, Episode 2 = Episode 4.2 = 42” part is even better if you remember that DNA was filmed last.

    #255779

    Dave

    But that would have made it 4.6, or ’46’, which – if you subtract the number of regular Red Dwarf characters, except for Holly – four – would also result in 42.

    It’s a blatant clue, innit, blatant.

    #255781

    Warbodog

    Also how they gloss over the “additional heads” being one too many for it to conceivably be a reference.

    It’s good to keep tabs on who’s worked with Sophie Aldred.

    Whoever wrote about “the Rimmerworld song” on that episode’s page is a fucking idiot, I don’t care if they’re 12.

    #255782

    Darrell

    This is what happens when people legitimise “head canon” as a form of textual analysis. Reality gets dragged along with it.

    #255783

    Dave

    IMDb TRIVIA: CAMILLE

    -For the scene in which Cat meets the object of his desire, it was necessary to scour the UK for a convincing double of Danny John-Jules. After several months of unsuccessful casting calls, Danny casually mentioned that he had an identical twin brother, Barry John-Jules, and the problem was solved. Or so they thought: on the day of shooting, Barry was incapacitated by a broken hip, and so the scene was frantically rewritten to allow Cat-Camille to lie on a table. But even this solution was not to be, after Barry fell down an open mine shaft on his way from wardrobe to the set, and broke his neck. In the ensuing panic, Doug Naylor had to step into the fray in full blackface to play the second ‘Cat’ – and it only took him seven takes to perfect the scene’s climactic high-five, which was a reference to the five episodes of Star Wars that had been produced up to that point, if you count the Droids and Ewoks cartoon movies.

    #255784

    Warbodog

    Trivia:

    While everyone else sees Camille as a female love interest, The Cat sees her looking like him. This shows how vain The Cat is because the one thing he deeply loves is himself.

    0 of 4 found this interesting

    #255785

    Arn

    I was interested to learn that Tikka to Ride was the first episode not produced in front of a live audience.
    I can see why they came to this decision. It must have got pretty wearisome having to keep an audience in good spirits through props dept meetings, read throughs, make up tests, camera blocking, location scouting trips, etc etc.
    The advantage was of course that it helped to energise some of those production meetings, although some of the crew, namely Howard Burden and Peter Wragg, were notorious for playing up to the audience, and as a result some of their contributions did, at times, become a little too ‘pantomimey’.
    We all, of course, know the classic story of the editing sessions for Polymorph. As the boxer shorts scene was being put together in the edit suite, the audience went absolutely wild. Doug Naylor and the audience then left to get pizza, and they laughed all the way to the pizza place, and all the way back again.
    I guess that night’s audience got lucky. Back in late 1992, I was in the audience for Rob and Doug’s pre -Series VI meeting with Hattie Hayridge. It was a difficult watch, with very few laughs to be had, and my friends and I felt a little short changed. (Yes I know it was a free ticket, but you get my meaning). Of course 6 years later, I had the privilege of being part of audience who got to sit in Chris Veale’s bedroom while he created the Blue Midget dance sequence. This was Series VIII and the audience was back by popular demand. It was a wonderful night, laughs aplenty and about halfway through his mum came in with sandwiches, fizzy pop and club biscuits.
    Anyone here been in the audience for any the production of the specials? No spoilers obviously but just some little teasers would be nice. Someone on another forum I’m in was there for the construction of a new set but he’s sworn to secrecy on what it is. And someone from work’s got an old uni friend who went to watch Doug have a quiet word with Danny about being a bit more careful about how much he gives away on Twitter.

    #255786

    Warbodog

    And there was me just being an “actually, it was Bodyswap” know-it-all, I didn’t notice that aspect.

    #255788

    Veni

    Was it Doug having a “quiet word” with Danny like how Paul Jackson manhandled Craig during Series I.

    #255798

    Flap Jack

    The End

    – Although this episode is called “The End” it’s actually the first episode of the series.

    – The episode title “The End” is a reference to the boss character of the same name in ‘Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater’ (2004), who dies on his own if you save in the middle of the battle against him and then load the save after 3 million years.

    – Rimmer says that death is “like being on holiday with a bunch of Germans”. This is a reference to the anti-German sentiment that was stirred up at the time of the 2016 European Union membership referendum in the UK, which hadn’t happened yet for the viewers, but was in the past from the perspective of the Boys From the Red Dwarfers, who come from the 26th century.

    – Lister’s cat is called is called Frankenstein. This is a reference to the groundbreaking sci-fi horror book by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. In the show, Frankenstein is brought back to life as The Cat just as Frankenstein in the book was resurrected from dead bodies (and Hollister threatens to cut Frankenstein up just like the dead body parts in the book are cut up, and Lister asks for the parts to be put back together just like book Frankenstein’s body parts are put back together before being reanimated). Lister is also saved from death by science, and spends the series trying to win love and respect from his spiritual father, Rimmer, who initially ostracized him as a monster. Later, in ‘Confidence & Paranoia’, Lister demands that Rimmer makes a Kochanski hologram for him, just as Frankenstein in the book demanded that Frankenstein make him a woman. Also like in the book, this plan goes awry.

    – Rimmer says that death is “like being on holiday with a group of Germans”. This is a reference to the fact that Rimmer is a racist.

    – At the very end of the episode, Lister says “look out, Earth – the slime’s coming home!”. This foreshadows the episode ‘Out of Time’ where Lister in the future is shown to be a brain in a jar which is filled with a liquid that could be slime or similar to slime.

    #255801

    Veni

    – Captain Hollister, a fat American in-charge of the ship, is a shockingly accurate prediction of future President of the United States, Donald Trump. His search for “unquarantine animals” being a parallel to Trump’s hunt for “illegal immigrants”, as well as Frankenstein being black.

    #255802

    Warbodog

    Just scanned through some episode commentaries and, as suspected, we can probably debunk some of this “trivia” as fans taking jokes too seriously:

    Cassandra

    BOBBY: How naked were you underneath there, Clo?

    CHLOE: Very naked.

    Legion

    BOBBY: Quite Stephen Fry-like, his voice, isn’t it?

    ALL: (Murmur agreement)

    BOBBY: Stephen was busy, I think, he couldn’t do it.

    #255815

    bloodteller

    jesus, some of these are making me laugh my ass off. i think one of my favorites has to be:

    “Doug Naylor never considered bringing Jane Horrocks back as Nirvanah in Series 7 as Rimmer’s replacement when Chris Barrie decided to take a break from the show.”

    that’s not even trivia, it’s just stating a thing that wasn’t considered. by the exact same logic you could also say “Doug Naylor never considered bringing in Shaggy 2 Dope to play Captain Hollister in VIII when it initially seemed like Mac McDonald would be unavailable”. this is some of the weirdest stuff i’ve ever read, the Siliconia entry is literally just stating that someone else made sandwiches in another piece of fiction. that’s not trivia!!! there are thousands of works of fiction in which people make sandwiches, why aren’t all those listed?

    #255819

    si

    I think someone’s been taking G&T’s Dwarffacts on Twitter as actual, you know, facts.

    #255822

    Ridley

    <b>Out of Time</b>

    The episode ends with the words To Be Continued, suggesting that the seventh series’ time travel premiere was originally about the crew helping Shakespeare finish Hamlet.

    #255823

    Ridley

    Not two <b> then.

    #255825

    International Debris

    Some of these are truly mind-boggling.

    #255826

    bloodteller

    “The two actors playing the German soldiers whom get the crocodile dropped on their heads in the pre-credits sequence actually disliked having a crocodile dropped on their heads”

    i’m not surprised

    #255828

    bloodteller

    after looking into it, it turns out these were all written by daniel williamson, the same guy who comments on pretty much every single youtube video of red dwarf posting similarly inane comments.
    he’s also done some “trivia” for bottom and doctor who etc. so i suppose it isnt red dwarf exclusive

    “Cannonball shooting Richie and Eddie in the faces with cricket balls is Richie and Eddie’s comeuppance for stealing Cannonball’s car and stealing his and his bride’s honeymoon tickets and for conning everyone at the hotel into thinking that they’re Cannonball and his wife.”

    #255831

    Plastic Percy

    Eagle eyed viewers may spot that Rimmer isn’t actually dead. He is, in fact, the very much alive actor known as Chris Barrie off of the television.

    #255833

    Flap Jack

    – Lister and Rimmer’s superior is called Todhunter, which foreshadows the grisly fate of the crew. Tod is German for Death, and Hunter is English for Hunter, meaning that Todhunter was “hunting” death by working for a mining company / calling Rimmer a smeghead / using too many takes to explain what stasis is.

    #255843

    cwickham

    “At the end of the show, Captain Hollister suffering from PTSD puts himself into solitary confinement for 12 months. If Captain Hollister is going to spend 12 months in solitary confinement whom would assume command of Red Dwarf.”

    This is just a question isn’t it

    #255846

    Warbodog

    Good detective work, bloodteller, though I’m less inclined to bully now it’s no longer anonymous. The distinctive editors voice(s) made for some good running gags, I mean recurring themes across the trivia of the series.

    Surprised no one’s highlighted “let’s get out out there and swat it” yet. (If you check the subtitles, Lister actually says “twat it.”)

    #255847

    quinn_drummer

    Imagine the crew stalking the cargo decks with a giant fly swatter looking for the polymorph

    #255852

    Ben Saunders

    Whom Would Assume, the wacky new spin off series about a group of successive hapless captains trying to run a mining ship and keep a group of zany prisoners at bay.

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